Club Suspend Striker Jo
Brazilian sanctioned after returning to Brazil without permission.
Everton manager David Moyes has suspended Brazilian striker Jo.
The 22-year-old, who is on a season long loan from Manchester City, has been disciplined after he returned to his Brazil over Christmas for personal reasons without the permission of the Club.
Speaking at his weekly press conference, Moyes confirmed the forward is now back on Merseyside and that the matter will be dealt with internally.
"Jo went without permission to Brazil and he's therefore been suspended from the Club," said Moyes.
"I am disappointed in him because he's done well for us but it is an internal matter and it has been dealt with that way."
Moyes was forced into taking action over the striker after he left the Club at one of the most hectic periods in the fixture calendar.
He added: "There has to be discipline at a Football Club. He left during a busy period for us so he is suspended.
"It might not be indefinite, I need to see how it is but I feel right now I have to take some action.”
Jo has not featured since injuring a knee during the first half of the 3-3 draw with Chelsea in early December.